Regenerating into 2018

The Doctor’s next regeneration is upon us. In just a few hours, the Doctor that has been with us for the last three years will change into a new person, a woman who will take us with her on her next adventure.

I use regeneration a lot in terms of looking at myself and how I want to move forward. The downside, I do not have one instance where everything changes and a new person walks away. I have small regeneration shifts that push me in a different direction. These are mostly thrown at me by life.

Nonetheless, today I wanted to talk about regeneration.

The hero of the story, namely me, is a balding man with piercings, tattoos, and a style that is lacking a little bit. He’s full of personality in terms of being a kind and compassionate person. He’s also incredibly stubborn and impulsive. Both of these things cause as many problems as they do victories. His friendly personable nature leads him to constantly surround himself with people. He gets sidetracked easily, but seems to have established a commitment to writing that he hasn’t had in past years.

Lots of things obviously led me to this point. I have had breakups. I have felt lonely. I want to spend my time writing, and do that I have to do it. I am kind and compassion because I don’t want anyone to feel how I have felt in the past. I search out like spirits because I did not have many when I grew up. My impulsive nature comes from a lack of patience that permeates through everything. My stubbornness comes from my family.

My next regeneration will have all those things. He’ll still be kind and even tempered. He will be writing professionally and traveling. Instead of having just friends around him, his friend group will expand further across the country with new and interesting people hanging out with him. His impulsive nature has not diminished, but he has found ways to temper it and found triggers to make sure they don’t happen as often. He is on the path to finding the companion who will be by his side throughout the rest of his life. No, not a companion, he’ll find an equal. He’ll also have an impeccable sense of style which past companions helped cultivate. He’ll still definitely be nerdy.

This is sort of my goal for 2018, which you can look back at my Resolutions and see. I want to make sure that I set myself up to be the best kind of person that I want to be. I have lots of things to pay off, but spent last night setting myself up for this kind of excellence. I plan on using the next couple days to continue you that. It may be a holiday, but I don’t have to be a sluggish pile. I can create the foundation for the new year that will truly allow me to touch the sky. It just takes work, time, and effort. I can do it. I will do it.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and I hope you enjoy Doctor Who tonight with the special people in your life.

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